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How do you steam a pudding in the oven?
If you’d like to steam a pudding in the oven: Fill a roasting tin with hot water half-way and place a metal rack on top. Cover the pudding in a foil ‘tent’ to capture the steam and cook for around 1hr 30 minutes to 1hr 45 minutes on medium heat (180°C/350°F/gas 4) or to the recipe’s instructions.
How do I steam a pudding without a steamer?
Place the pudding in the top of a steamer or, if you don’t have a steamer, put the pudding in a large saucepan with about 3–5 cm of boiling water in the bottom, and cover with a tight fitting lid. Allow the water in the pan to simmer gently for the required cooking time.
What is the best way to steam a pudding?
Place the pudding into the steamer set over a saucepan of simmering water, or use a large saucepan with a saucer in the bottom. Steam for several hours, or as recipe indicates. Top up water when necessary. When the pudding is steamed, cut the string around the bowl.
How do you steam a pudding without a microwave?
Pierce the film lid in several places then put the pudding in a pan of boiling water that is just deep enough to reach almost to the top of the pudding bowl. Cover the pan then simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Can you steam a pudding in a plastic bowl?
Nigella suggests using a plastic pudding basin with a clip-on lid as these are easy to use and not too expensive. If you have difficulties finding a pudding basin then a Pyrex bowl, or similar heatproof glass bowl, could be used. The steaming times are the same as for a pudding basin.
Do you put a lid on when steaming a pudding?
The pudding basin itself should be tightly covered. The pan or steamer attachment should be covered with a lid as this creates the steamy enviroment in which the pudding cooks, as well as trying to limit the evaporation of water from the pan and the condensation that will build up in the kitchen.
How long does it take to steam a pudding?
We usually suggest to steam your pudding in a pan for consistency and ease, but it takes around 1.5-2hr .
How do you know when steamed pudding is done?
To test if the pudding’s cooked, pierce the foil and paper with a skewer and wiggle it to make the hole bigger, or it will be wiped clean of any mixture when you pull it out.
Can you steam Christmas pudding in the oven?
Steam for 6 hrs, topping up with water as necessary. Alternatively, steam in the oven. Stand the pudding basin in a roasting tin filled with water, then cover with a tent of foil and cook for the same length of time at 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. The pudding will keep for up to a year.
How long do you boil pudding?
Repeat with remaining pudding cloths and pudding mixture. Gently lower puddings into boiling water, cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook until firm (2½-3 hours), topping up with boiling water during cooking to ensure puddings are completely submerged.
How do you steam a ready made Christmas pudding?
How to steam your pudding on the hob Cover the pudding basin with tin foil, tucking it in well at the outer rim. Stand the pudding in the bottom of a large pan and add boiling water until it comes halfway up the pudding basin. Put the lid on the pan and simmer gently for 2 hours.
Can I put a microwave pudding in the oven?
microwave from Chilled but can also be oven heated.
Why did my steam pudding not set?
We suspect that it may be that your electric steamer cooks quite gently, and consequently the pudding may need a little extra time for cooking. If putting the pudding basin into a saucepan of simmering water then have enough water to come halfway up the sides of the basin, and keep at a simmer rather than a full boil.
How do you make Fray Bentos pudding without a microwave?
Do you? Place the tin in a saucepan of boiling water to come up to 2 thirds up the tin and simmer for 25 – 30 minutes. Open carefully!.
Can you steam a pudding in a metal bowl?
You don’t need a pudding bowl with a special lid, just use a stainless steel bowl and cover it with foil.
Can you put pudding bowls in the oven?
Aside from the traditional method in a saucepan, there are lots of ways to steam a pudding. You can use a pressure cooker, microwave or bake in the oven in a water bath. Pudding basins are available in lots of sizes.
Can I use Pyrex glass for steaming?
Pyrex® steamer basket is in borosilicate glass, a natural material for an healthy cooking. It preserves the taste of the salts. This product is suitable to many cooks: microwave, oven and on the stove.
How many times can you reheat Christmas pudding?
Microwave on full power for 4 minutes, stand for 3 minutes, microwave on low/defrost for 7 minutes and stand for 5 minutes before unmoulding. This should be enough to warm the pudding through. We would however caution on reheating leftovers if you follow this second method as foods should really only be reheated twice.
How long does it take to steam a 1 pint Christmas pudding?
Cover the basins securely with greased greaseproof paper, tie on with string, then cover them tightly with pieces of foil. Place the basins in a steamer, cover with the lid and steam steadily for 4-5 hours, taking care that the steamer does not boil dry – top up with boiling water as necessary.
Should pudding be covered?
Only a few hours of refrigeration sets the pudding to a perfectly creamy, cool consistency. I like to cover the surface of each serving with a piece of plastic wrap, which prevents the formation of a chewy “skin” on the pudding as it cools.